The Newdigate Newsletters

This is an electronic version of the first 2,100 manuscript newsletters (of a total of 3,950) in the Newdigate series. Most are addressed to Sir Richard Newdigate (d. 1710), Arbury, Warwickshire; they date from 13 January 1674 to 29 September 1715 and are at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D. C. They were issued on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by the Secretary of State and were usually written on three sides of a bifolium. Those in this corpus come up through 11 June 1692.

To corpus has a READ file, a file for the introduction, and 19 files of newsletters, over 750,000 words, altogether over 7.6 Megabytes.

See the description in ICAME Journal 19 (1995), pp. 158-161.


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